What Happens if I Slip and Fall on a Wet Floor?

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What Happens if I Slip and Fall on a Wet Floor?

You should not blame your clumsiness for having slipped and fallen on a wet floor but rather blame a negligent property owner. Read on to discover what happens if you slip and fall on a wet floor and how a seasoned Manhattan slip and fall lawyer at the Law Office of Richard M. Kenny can help you hold a property owner liable.

Is a property owner liable for my slip and fall?

It is more likely true than not that a property owner is liable for the wet floor present on their premises. Therefore, it is likely that they are equally liable for your slip and fall on the wet floor. So if you wish to pursue a personal injury claim against a negligent property owner, you must prove the following elements as relevant to your case:

  • A property owner owes you a duty of care in frequently inspecting their premises for the existence of potential safety hazards.
  • An owner breached their duty of care by failing to identify a wet floor and post signs, barricades, or employees at the site.
  • An owner breached their duty of care by failing to clear a wet floor within a reasonable timeframe.
  • You unavoidably encountered a wet floor upon being welcomed onto an owner’s premises.
  • You subsequently incurred serious injuries upon slipping and falling on the wet floor.
  • You suffered or continue to suffer long-term damages due to your incurred injuries.

What should I do if I slip and fall on a wet floor?

To prove the elements mentioned above as true, you must collect an adequate amount of evidence to back them up. This is to say that you must take the following steps immediately following your slip and fall on a wet floor:

  • You must take photos of the wet floor that prompted your slip and fall, along with the lack of warning signage at the scene.
  • You must take photos of any warning signage that was located in a blind spot, in a spot with inadequate lighting, in a spot far away from the wet floor, or otherwise.
  • You must track down the property owner or manager and ask that they conduct an incident report, along with requesting a copy of it.
  • You must collect witness statements that allude to the existence of the wet floor in the hours or even days preceding your slip and fall accident.
  • You must submit to medical treatment by paramedics and EMTs who arrive at the scene, along with collecting medical records and bills related to your accident day.

There is much more you can do to promote the success of your personal injury claim. So at the end of the day, the best way to ensure your financial compensation is to retain the services of a competent personal injury attorney. Please do not hesitate to contact The Law Office of Richard M. Kenny today.

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